2/3/15

Barn sweater in progress

Thank you all for your suggestions which side to face outwards. The purl side won me over I think the colors blended better. Started on the pockets and nearing the end. If I can be completely honest here, I LOVE the pattern, but I am not crazy about knitting stockinet stitch for so looooong.
It takes for evvvah!
Hoping it will be worth it in the end- we shall see.
I finished reading The Gift of Little Things-very charming and enjoyed reading about local history.

This week I started on Women's Guide to a simple life by Andrea Van Steenhouse
...might be a reflection of feeling slightly overwhelmed these days.

What are you up too?

Joining Ginny and Frontier Dreams





 

25 comments :

  1. It looks awesome, and the colours are just lovely.

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  2. Your sweater is going to look so beautiful on you Camilla, I love all the pretty colors.
    I am trying socks from the toe up, but after working on the heel for over an hour tonight I may rip them back and go top down.

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    1. Oh no, Tracey! Keep going - you'll get it!

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  3. This is such a lovely sweater you are knitting. The yarn colors you're using are amazing.

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  4. Wonderful! I'm sure the stockinette will pay off! Me? I've been chugging away at the beekeepers quilt. 133 down, countless to go!

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  5. Thanks for the inspiration C. and can't wait to see you WEARING it. Love how your colors are coming together. You are inspiring me to try againg for a garment... Maybe a vest first? How I wish you could teach me..

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  6. What a beautiful cardi! Really like the way the colours weave together - I know what you mean, though, about the stockinette. I often find that with stockinette jumpers and cardigans, in particular when done on small needles. I really like the simplicity of them so I'm usually happy with how they turn out, but the journey can be a bit... boring. ;)

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  7. I. LOVE. THIS. SWEATER!!!!! I hope it's already won you over, because it's certainly won me over. It's beautiful!

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  8. This is one beautiful sweater already, Camilla!

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  9. Fab yarn, I like the way it's knitting up. I'm with you on knitting large areas of stockinette, it's okay for a few rows but gets boring very quickly :)

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  10. I agree about knitting stockinette - can be very boring. BUT not as bad as the garter stitch cardigan I just finished. LOL. It's been my car project for almost 2 years. Brainless knitting.

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  11. Beautiful colors. You will look even more lovely than you already are sporting this cozy sweater! Your yarns are playing together so well. xx

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  12. It is coming together beautifully. I hate it when I reach that stage in a project when I want to enjoy it but actually I just want it finished......

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  13. let me know what you think of the book when it's done :) Love seeing the progress of your sweater and it's beautiful :)

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  14. It's a lovely cardigan...autumn (fall!) in the mountains colours? I find stripes make stockinette more bearable...a bit. Lots of colourwork or cables are more fun to knit but your sweater looks worth the mindless boredom. And if it's really simple, you can plan your next project or watch television at the same time!

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  15. It is beautiful. The colors are working well together. I just added that book to my list. Let us know what you think when you are done.

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  16. So beautiful! I bet it feels amazing. love the colors together

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  17. I think you made the right decision ;) It's coming along so fast and looking so gorgeous too! I like the sounds of your book - another one for the list! Hmm what am I up to... birthday sock knitting for my husband which explains why I've been spending so much time NOT knitting (bad wifey) .... XO

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  18. Oh it's looking lovely. I'd go for the purl side too! I'm currently knitting some baby socks and just finished a shawl that I now think of as too small, meh...

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  19. love the combinations of colours...your library has much better selection than ours !!!

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  20. I am thinking about knitting this sweater and have also been wondering which side I would like better - so, it is possible, then, to choose?

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  21. So gorgeous! Love the color combinaion :)

    Lluisa xoxo

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